I guess this is just my spare tumblr I made to help organize things I feel are inspring. Whether it be beautiful art, amazing colors or even awe-inspiring fashion. But I think I am also going to start posting any advice I have for artists out there because art is something I love. And I want to share what little I have to offer. Feel free to ask my anything you want to!

 

sourcescited:

HUGE cache of drawing and art related book PDF files.

There’s literally hundreds of great drawing, manga, comic, painting, sculpting, and art related books on this site. The website language is in Russian but many of the books are in their native language. Hopefully this is as helpful to many others as it was to me! 

saccharinesylph:

roachpatrol:

brsis:

redundantz:

Everything is AWESOME!
{Listen}
Everything is AWESOME! - Tegan & Sarah Ft. The Lonely Island// DoYaThing - Gorillaz Ft Andre 3000// Destination Calabria - Alex Gaudino// One More Time - Daft Punk// Pompeii - Bastille// Bug Hunt - Skrillex// When can I see you Again? - Owl City// Oh No! - Marina & the Diamonds// Mambo No.5 - Lou Bega// Music - Madonna// Down the Road - C2C// Dog Days are Over - Florence & the Machine// Shake Tramp - Mariannas Trench// The Phoenix - Fall Out Boy// We Come Together - Goldfish// Pentatonix - Daft Punk// Run - Gnarls Barkley// Treasure - Bruno Mars// Supermassive Black Hole - Muse// Planetary (Go!) - My Chemical Romance// Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy// Pimadonna - Marina & the Diamonds// The Only Difference… - Panic! at the Disco// Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz// Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk// Little Talks - Of Monster and Men// Icarus - Bastille// Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim// Sex Yeah - Marina & the Diamonds// Swing - The Mask// Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy// Rasputine - Boney M// Break the Ice - Britney Spears// Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars// Fly Away - Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt// Clothes Off - Gym Class Heros// Funky Monkey - Rio// Happy - C2C ft D.Martin// Better off Alone - DJ Jurgen Alice Deejay// Lady Marmalade - Mulan Rouge// Crazy Loop - Dan Balan// Cuban Pete - The Mask// The Traveling Song - Will.i.Am// Dont Wanna Miss You - Steliana// I’m Blue - Eifel 65// Dicord - Eurobeat Brony// Juggernauts - Nero// Ride on a Shooting Star - FLCL// Gold Dust - DJ Fresh// Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani// Delta - C2C// This Ain’t a Scene… - Fall Out Boy// It’s Time - Imagine Dragons// In Your Eyes - Kylie Minogue// Kagen no Tsuki - Mononoke// Die Young - Ke$ha// Let You Go - Chase & Status// Hung Up - Madonna// Na Na Na - My Chemical Romance// Around the World - Daft Punk// Can’t Get You Out of my Head - Kylie Minogue// Take you to Rio - Rio// Move Along - The All-American Rejects// Sugar Rush - AKB48// DARE -Gorillaz// Tanuk Tanuk Tun - Daler Mehndi// Va VA Voom - Niki Manaj// Seepyhead - Passion Pit// Numa Numa - O-Zone// Hot Wings- Rio// Toxic - Britney Spears// Drop it Low - Will.i.Am// The Fox Ylvis// Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyes Peas// Hey Baby - DJ Otzi

if anyone has ever made a better ‘jesus fuck clean your room clean your room now' mix in the history of the world, it's probably this with the snk opening shoehorned in there somewhere

YES

This is what I’m listening to right now!
Nothing motivates you to get shit done like Fall Out Boy shouting, “PUT ON YOUR WARPAINT!” at you

saccharinesylph:

roachpatrol:

brsis:

redundantz:

Everything is AWESOME!

{Listen}

Everything is AWESOME! - Tegan & Sarah Ft. The Lonely Island// DoYaThing - Gorillaz Ft Andre 3000// Destination Calabria - Alex Gaudino// One More Time - Daft Punk// Pompeii - Bastille// Bug Hunt - Skrillex// When can I see you Again? - Owl City// Oh No! - Marina & the Diamonds// Mambo No.5 - Lou Bega// Music - Madonna// Down the Road - C2C// Dog Days are Over - Florence & the Machine// Shake Tramp - Mariannas Trench// The Phoenix - Fall Out Boy// We Come Together - Goldfish// Pentatonix - Daft Punk// Run - Gnarls Barkley// Treasure - Bruno Mars// Supermassive Black Hole - Muse// Planetary (Go!) - My Chemical Romance// Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy// Pimadonna - Marina & the Diamonds// The Only Difference… - Panic! at the Disco// Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz// Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk// Little Talks - Of Monster and Men// Icarus - Bastille// Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim// Sex Yeah - Marina & the Diamonds// Swing - The Mask// Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy// Rasputine - Boney M// Break the Ice - Britney Spears// Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars// Fly Away - Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt// Clothes Off - Gym Class Heros// Funky Monkey - Rio// Happy - C2C ft D.Martin// Better off Alone - DJ Jurgen Alice Deejay// Lady Marmalade - Mulan Rouge// Crazy Loop - Dan Balan// Cuban Pete - The Mask// The Traveling Song - Will.i.Am// Dont Wanna Miss You - Steliana// I’m Blue - Eifel 65// Dicord - Eurobeat Brony// Juggernauts - Nero// Ride on a Shooting Star - FLCL// Gold Dust - DJ Fresh// Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani// Delta - C2C// This Ain’t a Scene… - Fall Out Boy// It’s Time - Imagine Dragons// In Your Eyes - Kylie Minogue// Kagen no Tsuki - Mononoke// Die Young - Ke$ha// Let You Go - Chase & Status// Hung Up - Madonna// Na Na Na - My Chemical Romance// Around the World - Daft Punk// Can’t Get You Out of my Head - Kylie Minogue// Take you to Rio - Rio// Move Along - The All-American Rejects// Sugar Rush - AKB48// DARE -Gorillaz// Tanuk Tanuk Tun - Daler Mehndi// Va VA Voom - Niki Manaj// Seepyhead - Passion Pit// Numa Numa - O-Zone// Hot Wings- Rio// Toxic - Britney Spears// Drop it Low - Will.i.Am// The Fox Ylvis// Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyes Peas// Hey Baby - DJ Otzi

if anyone has ever made a better ‘jesus fuck clean your room clean your room now' mix in the history of the world, it's probably this with the snk opening shoehorned in there somewhere

YES

This is what I’m listening to right now!

Nothing motivates you to get shit done like Fall Out Boy shouting, “PUT ON YOUR WARPAINT!” at you

lexxercise:

I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>

BRUSHES

Pencil

I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.

Watercolor

Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

Cloud

Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.

TEXTURE OVERLAY

To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!

-L

excessunrated:

tomsbakery:

stevencrewniverse:

What is a “Distance Model”?

When a character is seen in the distance, too much line complexity will create an over-complicated image. We drop detail to simulate the effect of seeing a character far away. If you’ve managed to notice this already, you’re not just seeing things- it’s quite intentional.

Because the show is animated by hand, we prefer not to scale down a complicated drawing- it becomes unclear and messy. Instead we use a distance model, which is a simplified version of that character.

Also they’re really cute.

Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes

Character Designer: Colin Howard

Color: Tiffany Ford

Color Assist: Jasmin Lai

Distance Guide: Ian Jones-Quartey

Cuties

this would have SAVED MY LIFE WHEN I FIRST STARTED MAKING COMICS.